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U.S. Mint to Unveil New Nickel Designs
yahooooooooo ^ | 09-16-04 | JEANNINE AVERSA,

Posted on 09/16/2004 7:25:57 AM PDT by evets

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I'm selling my old nickels on EBAY!

1 posted on 09/16/2004 7:25:58 AM PDT by evets
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To: evets

They humanize Thomas Jefferson. He looks as if he is praying. Wow, I guess the commies at the ACLU will be fighting more of our nations symbols.


2 posted on 09/16/2004 7:28:09 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: evets

I would love to see our coins/bills put the Bill Of Rights on our money. Sometimes our money is all people know of America. Might as well give them an education in our freedoms...


3 posted on 09/16/2004 7:28:41 AM PDT by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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To: television is just wrong

He looks like a visionary, and the two events commemorated required a visionary to undertake them.

The new design is great.


4 posted on 09/16/2004 7:29:44 AM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: television is just wrong
They humanize Thomas Jefferson.

I don't like it. Keep the old Jefferson portrait. This one looks like a bad Disney caricature.

5 posted on 09/16/2004 7:30:37 AM PDT by killjoy (The sky is falling and I wan't my mommy.)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

6 posted on 09/16/2004 7:32:37 AM PDT by mhking
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To: killjoy

I agree. I don't like it either. Why do we have to keep changing everything???


7 posted on 09/16/2004 7:32:42 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: killjoy
I don't like it.

It could be worse. If the leftists had their way, he'd be portrayed whipping a slave.

8 posted on 09/16/2004 7:35:35 AM PDT by Wissa
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To: television is just wrong

I'll go for it. Just don't dream up another stupid $1 coin.


9 posted on 09/16/2004 7:36:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: television is just wrong

He sure looks like he had a 'vision', which he did! Your remark may not be far off - the conspiratorialists will insist that he was listening to God and then the ACLU will chomp.


10 posted on 09/16/2004 7:36:56 AM PDT by hardhead (No Appeasement to Muslim Spawn)
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To: killjoy

I don't like the portrait either although, I do like the buffalo and the coastline.


11 posted on 09/16/2004 7:37:31 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: television is just wrong

Uhhh, because change is the natural of order of things?

Oh, I'm sorry, you were talking about the design of the nickel.


12 posted on 09/16/2004 7:37:45 AM PDT by dmz
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To: evets

I think the U.S. Mint is making a mistake with the profile of Jefferson. How the hell is Gore going to recognize Jefferson now?


13 posted on 09/16/2004 7:40:13 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: evets

the irony of this is trying to teach 5 year old kids the differences in monetary value of coins. The schools use imitation (plastic or cardboard) to show the children the front and back of each coin. The state quarters kept the front design the same, but the nickels are changing.

Unintended consequences??


14 posted on 09/16/2004 7:41:53 AM PDT by 99tango
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To: Guillermo; television is just wrong

I agree that this is a great design -- a "modern" look, consistent with contemporary design.


15 posted on 09/16/2004 7:42:46 AM PDT by Theo
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To: frog_jerk_2004

LOL!

I like the new designs, BUT I think Jefferson should be facing the other way. West...


16 posted on 09/16/2004 7:44:11 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: television is just wrong
Why do we have to keep changing everything???

Because, as a people, we drive the change in the world.

The concept of "New and Improved" started as a uniquely American one.

17 posted on 09/16/2004 7:46:43 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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Huh

I already have new nickles. The front side is the same and the back is the Louisiana purchase???


18 posted on 09/16/2004 7:48:28 AM PDT by Bungarian
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To: null and void

He is facing west, you're just on the wrong side of him!


19 posted on 09/16/2004 7:48:44 AM PDT by RayBob
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To: RayBob

No, you have the map upside down!


20 posted on 09/16/2004 7:50:04 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: evets

The fact that they have the time and money to waste doing utterly unimportant stuff like this once again proves that we need minimum 50% layoff of Federal workers.

Oops. Didn't mean to use the word "work" when referring to civil service people.


21 posted on 09/16/2004 7:51:19 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: television is just wrong

i think the new designs are fabulous. bringing back the buffalo nickel, one of the most popular and iconic designs in american coinage. plus a 3/4 profile, which i think is a first. very cool.


22 posted on 09/16/2004 7:51:19 AM PDT by mikenola
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To: Bungarian

They are issuing 4 new nickels over 2004-2005 commemorating the Louisana Purchase and Lewis & Clark's journey. Two were issued in 2004. One had the "Peace Medal" design (the handshake) and the second had a Keel Boat. The next two are the ones on this article. I didn't know they were changing the image of Jefferson though.

Not sure i like it yet. I'd like to see all the coins redesigned, but going back to allegorical images of Liberty as was the case in the 1800's thru early 1900's.


23 posted on 09/16/2004 7:51:40 AM PDT by RayBob
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To: mikenola
I really like the 3/4 profile on the Sacajawea dollar...
24 posted on 09/16/2004 7:53:37 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: killjoy
I don't like it. Keep the old Jefferson portrait.

TJ is one of my favorite presidents,
But I'm beginning to think they oughta boot 'em ALL off our coins.
The doggone design changes are just getting too dangblum political.
Bring back some of the classics like the Buffalo or Liberty nickel.
I really liked the way they looked.

25 posted on 09/16/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Alan Go!!!)
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To: evets
Why is this needed ? Is someone counterfeiting nickels now ?
26 posted on 09/16/2004 7:54:34 AM PDT by RS (Just because the PJ Posse is out to get him doesn't mean he's not guilty)
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To: evets

I love collecting nickels...though Kristy Mc gave me a rough time trying to get her into
the sack...(large grain sack I collect nickles in that is...where the heck is your mind at anyway)


27 posted on 09/16/2004 7:55:11 AM PDT by joesnuffy ( "Two Heads Are Better Than One"...."Unless They're On The Same Person" -Andy Sipowicz)
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To: null and void
I like the new designs, BUT I think Jefferson should be facing the other way. West...

You haven't been paying much attention to the political spin this year, have you?

He IS facing west.

28 posted on 09/16/2004 7:56:32 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Alan Go!!!)
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To: evets
I'm going to go against the grain and say how much I've hated the new look of US currency. The lack of design is appalling... looks like the die maker and accountant decided to have 'some fun'...

Scale is bad, no balance. Lost is the sense of formality that gave our currency a sense of dignity and power. It's almost casual now, considerably less official.

Like they were trying to design something to mirror EU currency...

My 2 cents (ha)
29 posted on 09/16/2004 7:57:19 AM PDT by Barney59 (Honesty is the only policy)
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To: killjoy

I agree, I don't mind the back but I don't care for the new face. I've already had to settle for seeing my paper money turned into monopoly money, I'd prefer it if my coinage didn't go all wobbly as well.


30 posted on 09/16/2004 7:57:50 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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BINGO! Federal Reserve Bank is trying to standardize all world currencies to look very very similar.... which is why US currency and Australian Currency and EU bills etc now all pretty much look the same... It is disgusting the way they have turned the print bills into monopoly money... I am disheartened to see now they are going for the coins too.


31 posted on 09/16/2004 7:59:30 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I'll go for it. Just don't dream up another stupid $1 coin.

I'll take a different tack...

Stop making the $1 dollar bill...that would force people to use the $1 dollar coin.

Millions of dollars would be saved......

FWIW-

32 posted on 09/16/2004 8:01:54 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I'm a man.............I can change.............If I have to..................I guess...........)
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To: RayBob
I'd like to see all the coins redesigned, but going back to allegorical images of Liberty as was the case in the 1800's thru early 1900's.

From your keyboard to God's eyes...

(By the way if the trend continues, will the next Lady Liberty be running or flying? Once She got over being just a head, she went from a seated figure in 1837 to standing in 1907 to walking in 1916)...

33 posted on 09/16/2004 8:01:54 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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"I agree. I don't like it either. Why do we have to keep changing everything???"

Exactly ! At some point we will have 52 different designs of the quarter in circulation, and the idiots making change don't even know enough to realize Bush on a $200 bill is not valid...
The flood of foreign coins the size of quarters has just begun, I've already been passed Philipine and Columbian, and of course Canadian.


34 posted on 09/16/2004 8:01:54 AM PDT by RS (Just because the PJ Posse is out to get him doesn't mean he's not guilty)
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To: evets
In March, the so-called Peace Medal nickel went into circulation

My wife saw one of these the other day. Said it showed two hands clasped in a handshake.

I haven't seen either of the new designs.

35 posted on 09/16/2004 8:01:58 AM PDT by csvset (Beware of pajama clad bloggers seeking the truth)
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To: Willie Green

*oh*


36 posted on 09/16/2004 8:02:46 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: csvset
And *HORRORS* a tobacco pipe!
37 posted on 09/16/2004 8:04:44 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: Wissa

It could be worse. If the leftists had their way, he'd be portrayed whipping a slave.

I though he had a fling with a female slave, but was S&M popular then?


38 posted on 09/16/2004 8:08:06 AM PDT by jaydubya2 (Long time Listener, First time caller)
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To: Osage Orange

I still don't want it.


39 posted on 09/16/2004 8:10:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: evets
It's the nature of change to change.

I don't know who said that, maybe Heraclitus. Actually, until the quarters started having different reverses for the states, our coins had been pretty boring...no major changes since the penny got a new reverse in 1959, other than the shortlived bicentennial reverse for the quarter, and coins that aren't used much (half dollars and dollars).

I wonder where the script version of "Liberty" came from--is that in Jefferson's handwriting?

40 posted on 09/16/2004 8:12:43 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Willie Green
The doggone design changes are just getting too dangblum political. Bring back some of the classics like the Buffalo or Liberty nickel.

100% agree. What about the Liberty Head Nickles or the Liberty Seated Dime design? The Mercury Dime is very pretty. Bring back the Liberty Standing Quarter or even the Liberty Head Quarter. What about putting the Walking Liberty Half Dollar design on a new quarter? To me, these designs are what money should look like. Enough of political correctness. Bring back Liberty!

41 posted on 09/16/2004 8:13:44 AM PDT by killjoy (The sky is falling and I wan't my mommy.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I wonder where the script version of "Liberty" came from--is that in Jefferson's handwriting?

That would be kewl!

42 posted on 09/16/2004 8:14:00 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: RayBob
Not sure i like it yet. I'd like to see all the coins redesigned, but going back to allegorical images of Liberty as was the case in the 1800's thru early 1900's.

I love the Liberty designs, but if they are going to come out with a new design, put Teddy Roosevelt on the front with a row of battleships on the back. :)

43 posted on 09/16/2004 8:16:25 AM PDT by killjoy (The sky is falling and I wan't my mommy.)
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To: RayBob

Ya know? I think you're right. The west coast is also map inverted. This is clearly a coin designed by and for nawtherners!


44 posted on 09/16/2004 8:16:34 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: null and void

Stand facing the south and he will.


45 posted on 09/16/2004 8:17:26 AM PDT by CompGeek
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To: killjoy

46 posted on 09/16/2004 8:17:47 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: jaydubya2
I though he had a fling with a female slave, but was S&M popular then?

Well, many feel that Jefferson WAS ahead of his time. :)

47 posted on 09/16/2004 8:18:22 AM PDT by Wissa
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To: CompGeek

I'm there. Almost a minute ahead of you...


48 posted on 09/16/2004 8:18:50 AM PDT by null and void (Bush-Bad, Kerry-Worse. Don't go from Bad to Worse...)
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To: killjoy
I agree. Lady Liberty has been off our coinage far too long.
(I think the Statue of Liberty may have made a few cameo appearances.
But they were too brief to be memorable.
She deserves top billing as star of the show.
Besides, replicating the image of the statue lacks artistic imagination.)

49 posted on 09/16/2004 8:35:20 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Alan Go!!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You probably won't get it...

Makes too much sense...(vbg)

FRegards,

50 posted on 09/16/2004 9:04:25 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I'm a man.............I can change.............If I have to..................I guess...........)
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